My 5 day juice cleanse ended on Friday. I sure was doing my happy dance at the end of it!!! Man, it was tough, but I’m glad I did it. I’m always open to new experiences, good and bad, but especially ones that can help to improve my health. I’ll post about my overall experience shortly…. But until then, I wanted to share one of the first meals that I had to break the cleanse. A huge spinach salad, topped with beets (YUM, and my new favorite vegetable), sundried tomatoes, hard boiled (cage-free) egg, and a 4 oz. piece of organic chicken breast (grilled to perfection with some olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper). And last but not least, drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Bjorn: You’re going to eat a salad (out of all things)? You don’t want pizza? Ice cream? A nice juicy piece of steak?
Me: Those all sound pretty tempting, but I’m beyond excited to dive into this right now. (In all honesty though, my body was craving this salad. They other junk food sounded all fine and dandy, but my body didn’t want that. I guess one of the things that the cleanse has taught me is to make healthier and better decisions when it comes to food…)
Bjorn: It does look really good. Let me try (grabs a fork and dives in with me).
Bjorn: If all salads were like this, I’d eat this all the time!
**Several minutes later**
Me: (scraping up the last pieces of the crumbled egg yolk off the plate)
Bjorn: Wow, you must’ve been really hungry….
Now you see it…
Now you don’t! 😛